CMA Stories

CMA is teaming up with For Freedoms in their 50 State Initiative to present a Town Hall on Saturday, October 21. For Freedoms co-founder Eric Gottesman is also featured in our current exhibition, Art & Activism: Drawing the line. Learn more about his work! Read more

British artist Ian Berry created The Secret Garden to be a place of wonder and imagination. Each detail is created from layers and layers of denim. Read more

For In Practice: Works in Progress, the east end of our gallery was decked out in cardboard building facades and construction walls created by artist Lisa Marie Ludwig. Over the course of the exhibition, children joined Lisa to create relief sculptures of facades of recently torn down buildings, as a way to remember and document the city's transforming neighborhoods. Read more

If you visited CMA this fall, you might have seen Ezra Wube painting in our gallery. Ezra was one of five artists in In Practice: Works in Progress, an exhibition that invited artists to recreate their studios in CMA’s gallery and collaborate on artworks with our visitors. Read more

You can’t help but wonder, who sat in the chair in artist Timothy Paul Myers’ expansive, installation Grey Felt? Did they have a penchant for reading and possibly pistachios, as the grey shells strewn about the floor indicate? Grey Felt is like a snapshot from a dream. Read more

For more than 25 years, Sheila Pepe has been working with textile-based materials to stitch complex and usually site-specific installations. “I stitch, and I say I stitch because there are stitches in hand sewing, there are stitches in knitting, and there are stitches in crocheting. Stitches are the common denominator,” she said. For this installation, Sheila stitched her work between two columns in the gallery, creating an overhanging sculpture with icy blue and cerulean yarn. Read more

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